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#91 neoadorable

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:29

When is the story mode being added? Or was it added already? Haven't loaded up KI in a while...hey i paid $20 for this, I'M ENTITLED TO A CAMPAIGN! Compensate me, MS! :rofl:




#92 Andrew

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:07

When is the story mode being added? Or was it added already? Haven't loaded up KI in a while...hey i paid $20 for this, I'M ENTITLED TO A CAMPAIGN! Compensate me, MS! :rofl:

 

The story mode is included in the April 9th patch/update.



#93 neoadorable

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:49

Thanks for the update, that's very good to know!



#94 OP trooper11

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 01:27

I like the new developer choice for now. They have fighting game experience and they were very interested in developing the game before Double Helix was chosen, so I look forward to seeing where they take it.

 

Still, it's fulgore and the arcade mode that I am excited about right now.

 

Also, the addition of custom lobbies with up to 8 people is great.



#95 OP trooper11

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 03:27

Wanted to update this thread to draw everyone's attention to EVO. The finals will be tomorrow and the Top 8 winners and losers brackets are thankfully fairly varied. Only one Jago player made it, which I don't mind at all :laugh:

Looks like viewership and participation in KI has grown significantly in the FGC, so that is a great sign for the future and continued support by MS. A quick comparison tonight saw ~20k on average watching KI semifinals vs ~50k for MvC3 semifinals, so not bad at all.

Anyone that is looking to follow the KI finals tomorrow, the Twitch channel will be:

http://www.twitch.tv/srkevo1
11am PST/2pm EST

Of course, there will be great matches to watch all day across all of the fighting games being represented tomorrow, so anyone really into following the scene is in for a treat.



Also, if anyone missed it, Maya was officially announced at EVO yesterday:
http://shoryuken.com...nct-season-two/

Its crazy that they announced her before say Cinder which was hinted at during the official trailer for TJ Combo, but many people were happy to see the announcement.

#96 OP trooper11

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 22:12

Well the finals turned out great and there was a lot of . There was some drama and close matches right up to grand finals. I noticed twitch viewership was good too for finals, averaging ~95k which puts them in the middle of the pack with Smash. Marvel and SF4 can easily hit 150-175k though, so they will remain the kings viewership wise.

Its a good sign for next year though.

#97 George P

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 22:03

I lucked out and missed the chance to watch any of the EVO stuff, but it's good that KI is part of it, that means it's liked enough and looked at as a serious enough fighting game to even be part of it.

 

Or maybe they just don't have enough fighting games and everyone's tired of watching SF and MvC each year?  :p



#98 OP trooper11

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 22:28

Or maybe they just don't have enough fighting games and everyone's tired of watching SF and MvC each year?  :p



Oh no, there are plenty of fighting games they could squeeze in there. Heck, MK9 didn't get a spot. KI viewership and participation outdid favorites like KOF 13, BB:CP, and Injustice.

#99 Andrew

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 22:58

The lineup is decided on over many factors, most importantly of all is balance and interest. MK9 was dropped because support was dropped to keep it short. Injustice has had more recent balance patches, which if it didn't release would have probably seen it replaced with another game.

 

MS are pushing KI quite heavily and wanted it to be part of the event (including the whole event using 360s as much as possible). Same story with SSBM. Both games will probably have short lives at the tournament (Melee is obv a classic that has yet to be replaced). MKX will probably be part of Evo15 if it's out in time. Depending if SSB Wii U doesn't repeat the same mistakes as Brawl, it'll probably make an appearance too.

 

Anime games aren't very popular and don't see the support even from the fanbase they do have. Same story when it comes to SG etc.

 

As for SF/Marvel, they never get boring. Without them there is no Evo. They went 10+ yrs replaying SF3S/MvC2 :yes:



#100 HawkMan

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 23:01

I really really want to like KI. but every time I try to play it I get my ass handed to me by the AI on noob mode.

 

XO needs some playable fighting games I can actually enjoy. 



#101 OP trooper11

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:08

The lineup is decided on over many factors, most importantly of all is balance and interest. MK9 was dropped because support was dropped to keep it short. Injustice has had more recent balance patches, which if it didn't release would have probably seen it replaced with another game.

 

MS are pushing KI quite heavily and wanted it to be part of the event (including the whole event using 360s as much as possible). Same story with SSBM. Both games will probably have short lives at the tournament (Melee is obv a classic that has yet to be replaced). MKX will probably be part of Evo15 if it's out in time. Depending if SSB Wii U doesn't repeat the same mistakes as Brawl, it'll probably make an appearance too.

 

Anime games aren't very popular and don't see the support even from the fanbase they do have. Same story when it comes to SG etc.

 

As for SF/Marvel, they never get boring. Without them there is no Evo. They went 10+ yrs replaying SF3S/MvC2 :yes:

 

 

SSBM was there thanks to huge community interest. Considering that viewership for the SSBM was close to Marvel and SF last year and this year shows there is surprising interest.

 

I do wonder why you think it and KI will have short lives though. KI seems perfectly suited to the FGC crowd. Its a high energy game that just promotes hype, not to mention it holds its own as a quality fighting game. With another 8 characters added this fall, I think there is potential for growing popularity. Having good prize pools at EVO, etc will also help. Some of the more well known players in the FGC have picked up the game in a serious way, that helps too.

 

I see MKX taking the place of Injustice, but I'm not sure what would take the place of KI. We will see though.

 

 

I really really want to like KI. but every time I try to play it I get my ass handed to me by the AI on noob mode.

 

XO needs some playable fighting games I can actually enjoy. 

 

 

Why do you think KI is unplayable?

 

I do think Capcom will push SF4 to next gen consoles before too long. Then there is MKX. Maybe GG Xrd will go multiplatform as well.



#102 Zedox

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 19:01

I really really want to like KI. but every time I try to play it I get my ass handed to me by the AI on noob mode.

 

XO needs some playable fighting games I can actually enjoy. 

 

Did you do the dojo mode to learn how to play? Once you have mastered all the trials, you "should" be able to beat the computer on noob mode.



#103 panacea

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 19:07

Did you do the dojo mode to learn how to play? Once you have mastered all the trials, you "should" be able to beat the computer on noob mode.

 

Yeah,

 

I really really want to like KI. but every time I try to play it I get my ass handed to me by the AI on noob mode.

 

XO needs some playable fighting games I can actually enjoy. 


I have got through at least 5 opponents in less then 5 minutes, on the diplay machine.    But I used to play KI arcade as a kid, and some of the mechanics are embedded in memory i guess.



#104 +FiB3R

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 19:09

I really really want to like KI. but every time I try to play it I get my ass handed to me by the AI on noob mode.

XO needs some playable fighting games I can actually enjoy.

I don't get my arse kicked quite so easily, but if you want to get the most out of it, you really need to put in some time. The training mode is pretty good.

I could very much do with taking my own advice there.

#105 Zedox

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 20:02

Also, playing with actual people help as well, giving pointers and such. I'm just getting back into KI and could help you out with some stuff. Most of the stuff I've learned is from playing with friends and watching the pros fight and learning stuff while watching. And looking at forums. The new forums are ultra-combo.com and I know the KI community can help you out.